Veggies & Dip Snack

This is an easy snack to quickly throw together and a great way to encourage eating fresh vegetables!  You can “flavor ” the dip any way you want, I use about 10g of Walden Farms Salad Dressing, usually the honey mustard flavor.  If you prefer, you can use a full fat salad dressing like Marie’s Ranch.  Of course you can use any vegetables you like, but I like to include very low carbohydrate veggies like cucumbers or celery to increase the quantity.

Pictured is a 200 calorie snack, cut this in half for a 100 calories snack.  It makes a very large portion… if you have a child that likes large quantities of food, this is a great option. ( You will also see 1 olive that is not included in the calculations, on the day I took this picture, Charlotte happened to ask for her “free” olive.)

I am not including the salad dressings in the calculations. If you are using Walden Farms brand, calculate about 5-10g depending on the total number of calories.  You will need to reduce the veggies by a few grams.  For the full fat dressings, you can eliminate the macadamia nuts entirely and just use the dressing.  Alternatively, you don’t need to use any dressing if you prefer not to.  Just season the mixture with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a pinch of dried Italian herbs and you still have a very tasty dip!

200 calories

4.01:1 ratio

Ingredients

53g cucumber, no skin

49g green pepper

15.5g macadamia nuts, ground into butter

10g butter, room temperature

Directions

Mix the dip ingredients together until completely combined.  Serve with veggies cut into strips or bite size pieces.

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